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Eraser (1996)

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A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.

Director:

Chuck Russell (as Charles Russell)

Writers:

Tony Puryear (story), Walon Green (story) | 3 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... U.S. Marshal John 'The Eraser' Kruger
James Caan ... U.S. Marshal Robert DeGuerin
Vanessa Williams ... Lee Cullen
James Coburn ... WitSec Chief Beller
Robert Pastorelli ... Johnny Casteleone
James Cromwell ... William Donohue
Danny Nucci ... WitSec Deputy Monroe
Andy Romano ... Undersecretary of Defense Daniel Harper
Nick Chinlund ... WitSec Agent Calderon
Michael Papajohn ... WitSec Agent Schiffer
Joe Viterelli ... Tony Two-Toes
Mark Rolston ... J. Scar
John Slattery ... FBI Agent Corman
Robert Miranda Robert Miranda ... Frediano
Roma Maffia ... Claire Isaacs
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Storyline

U.S. Marshal deputy John Kruger is one of the toughest Marshals, his methods are to "Erase" The identities of his witnesses he is assigned to protect. Meanwhile, a woman named Lee Cullen who works for a corporation named Cyrez performed an undercover job for the FBI to unveil a top secret weapon which uses an electromagnetic pulse to dispatch targets. Cyrez discovered this about Lee and are now out to kill her, Kruger's job is now to protect Lee so she can testify against Cyrez. But, when Kruger was assigned to perform a job with another Marshal named Robert Deguerin, he discovers that Deguerin is behind some kind of scam that will involve the EM Gun, which will change hands to a Russian criminal if Kruger does not stop them, Kruger must not only protect Lee's life but his own. Written by John Wiggins

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He will erase your past to protect your future.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent action throughout and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eraser See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,566,446, 23 June 1996

Gross USA:

$101,295,562

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$242,295,562
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS | Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The second film in which Arnold Schwarzenegger enters a gay bar as part of his work. He did so before in Raw Deal (1986). See more »

Goofs

When Donahue shoots himself, the glass behind him shatters before his head recoils. See more »

Quotes

Tony Two Toes: [counting the union rep payee envelopes] Hey, Mikey. You're one payment short.
Mikey: Oh, that's Louis. He didn't pay.
Tony Two Toes: He didn't pay? Why?
Mikey: He needed a few extra days to come up with the money, so I told him it was okay.
Tony Two Toes: You going soft on me, Mikey? What exactly did he say?
Johnny C: He said, "Tell that fat fuck, Tony Two Toes, I ain't payin' another dime!"
Tony Two Toes: I know that voice... but it can't be him, unless he's a ghost.
Johnny C: [walks into room] Boo.
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Alternate Versions

Three minutes and 22.5 seconds were cut for the UK video versions, with a downgrade to a 15 certificate. Among the cuts were edits to swearing, assorted footage of punches and closeups of wounds, knife scenes, neck breaks, bloody bullet impacts and more, along with heavy cuts to the climactic scene of a train crashing into a car. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in CSI: Miami: Special Delivery (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

That's Amore
Written by Jack Brooks and Harry Warren
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets
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Another good Arnold Schwarzenegger movie
8 April 2007 | by jeff7540See all my reviews

the story goes as follows Lee Cullen a worker for Cyrez Corporation which develops top secret weapons stumbles upon illegal arms deals and acquires the information and barley escapes with help from the F.B.I and is then placed under the protection of U.S Marshell John Kruger who erases the past of witnesses under Witness Protection to give them a future Lee however has been targeted by terrorists to cover up the scam and John Kruger is being targeted by some of his fellow US Marshells and is framed for murder now he has to protect Lee prove his innocence and exposes the illegal arms deal before it happens. I give Eraser seven out of ten because its one of Arnolds best movies of the late 1990's just see it for yourself to believe it.


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